Hehehe..., WAY too much fun stuff in that article, thanks for sharing!
Reading this made me think of the conversation that I had with my soon-to-be 21-yo daughter during the family Easter Day dinner (she is currently studying Computer Game Development at Uni) regarding the World Wide Web. We were discussing her school work, and whatever it was we were talking about at the time prompted me to mention the "fun fact" that the World Wide Web as we know it has only been around since the early nineties really, and that hubby (her stepfather) was involved in some pretty serious discussions regarding the ROLLOUT of it way back when (I think it might have been Java programming we were discussing..., hubby was at Sun Microsystem's release party for Java way back when, I know I mentioned that, Little Richard performed and whatever). She then looked at me with those big blue eyes and said:
"...but that can't be..., didn't the World Wide Web start with the military using it in America like back in the sixties or something?"
I shook my head, smiled and watched her go "blank" as I told her about something called the INTERNET (d'oh!
) and ARPANET, and then my brother chimed in and mentioned a few really old operating systems, and his wife remembered an old web browser they had used when SHE was able to "go online" for the first time at school in the mid nineties, and pretty soon all of us "old farts" were discussing all kinds of computer related stuff (like the fact that Google didn't exist until 1998) that she SO did not know about.
In her defense, I wouldn't have known an awful lot about these things either if hubby hadn't started working with computers "back when the dinosaurs still roamed the Earth"..., and she DOES know quite a bit about computer game development and programming and so on and so forth, so she's not COMPLETELY clueless.
It's still kinda fun to be able to blow her mind every once in a while!